Born on 15 January, 1979, Andrew Brees is an American football quarterback. He plays in the National Football League (NFL) where he represents the team of New Orleans Saints. Brees was picked by the San Diego Chargers in the second round as the first pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He has played with the Saints since 2006 when he first signed with them as a free agent, and has been playing for them all his tenure. The Saints reached their first-ever Super Bowl in Super Bowl XLIV because of Brees. They were victorious with a 31–17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Brees played college football at Purdue University where he was one of the most decorated. He is also considered one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the Big Ten Conference. Brees has 13 Big Ten Conference records, two NCAA records, and 19 Purdue University records to his name which he earned during his college career. He has topped all NFL quarterbacks in touchdowns, passing yards, and 300-yard games. He has earned Pro Bowl 13 times, set the all-time records in passing yards (78,422) and touchdowns (555). Brees has led the NFL in TD passes four times and passing yards seven times. Last year was his first season since turning 40. Thus, there is no doubt that he has experienced massive success in his NFL career with the Saints.
He was named the NFL's 2014 Comeback Player of the Year, and has received the Offensive Player of the Year twice in 2008 and 2011. Another highlight achievement of Brees was being named the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. Sports Illustrated named him the Sportsman of the Year in 2010. In the history of the NFL, Brees is hailed as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and also one of the best passers.
Brees contemplated retirement after a 26-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC wild-card round last season, but eventually he decided to sign a two-year, $50 million contract on March 16, 2020 with the Saints. In his 20th NFL season, he has dealt with 11 fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. Mostly because of the injuries he sustained in the 2020 season there has been a lot of speculation about Brees retiring after this season. There have been quite many reports that following his retirement he will be joining NBC as a game analyst on the Notre Dame broadcasts of the network on Saturdays and a studio analyst for NBC's "Football Night in America" on Sundays.
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